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Horror Book Recommendations

Horror Book Recommendations

Horror Book Recommendations

November 1, 2023 at 6:30:00 AM

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.

"DISCLAIMER: Some of these books may result in sleepless nights and hiding under the covers.


Welcome back to another issue of Booknerds Newsletter!

The month of Halloween with black cats and pointy hats demands spine-chilling recommendations and that's exactly what we have curated for you guys.

1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' is a captivating tale of love and suspense set in the eerie ambience of Manderley. The story delves into a whirlwind romance tainted by a sinister presence as the newlyweds confront the ghosts of the past.

2. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Bird Box" by Josh Malerman is a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller where an unseen terror compels humanity into deadly violence. Blindfolded to survive, a mother navigates a world of terror with her children. A relentless suspense that will keep your heart pounding till the end.

3. IT by Stephen King
Standing at the peak of horror novels, IT serves to remind us that clowns are scary. Disappearances of children are not uncommon in the seemingly idyllic town of Derry, Maine. When Georgie disappears, his elder brother Bill decides to find out what happened. Forming unlikely bonds along the way, seven children take it upon themselves to rid the town of the lurking monstrosity.

4. House of Hollows by Krystal Sutherland
Three siblings return mysteriously transformed after a month-long disappearance, marked by eerie changes. A decade later, when one sister vanishes again, the remaining two confront their haunting past. The story explores their journey back to the unsettling day, weaving suspense and mystery. Can they muster the courage to unravel the enigma that has haunted them for years?

5. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
In the enchanting labyrinth of her new house, adorned with twenty-one windows and fourteen doors, Coraline's childhood curiosity takes a chilling turn when she unlocks the fourteenth door, revealing a parallel world identical to her own but inhabited by disturbingly different parents. Unveiling sinister truths, Coraline is thrust into a courageous odyssey, forced to confront shadows and mysteries lurking behind each door.

6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein is a fictional creature that has dominated gothic fiction and the overall theme of Halloween for centuries. Written in 1818, this is a story of a scientist who puts a scientific principle to the test and fails to deal with the consequences.

7. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Considered to be a defining part of the gothic horror genre, it follows Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer investigating strange occurrences between his friend Dr. Henry Jekyll and a criminal named Edward Hyde. The two never seem to be in the same room and yet seem to never be apart. What follows is the story of a man trying to come to terms with something that can only be described as an abomination- will he be able to put a stop to it before it's too late?

As October draws to a close, immerse yourself in the macabre world of our curated horror and gothic fiction.

Let these tales haunt your dreams and make your Halloween unforgettable.

Happy reading, and here's to a spooktacular season!

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